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Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Apollo Moon landing | Retro TV


Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Apollo Moon landing | Retro TV

At 12:56pm AEST on July 21, 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the Moon. To mark the 20th anniversary of this historic moment, the ABC produced a television special, Quantum: Footprints on the Moon.

First broadcast in 1989, this documentary is a definitive account that wonderfully captures the spirit of the times and the excitement behind the first mission to land on the Moon.


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Celebrating Apollo as We Push Forward to the Moon

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon missions, we prepare to take the next giant leap, with sustainable lunar missions that pave the way for eventual journeys beyond.

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 on This Week @NASA – July 22, 2019

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, moving toward the first flight of our Artemis Program, and a new crew to the space station on an historic date for humans in space … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!

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NASA Astronauts Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing On Board the Space Station

NASA Astronauts Christina Koch and Nick Hague join the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing — only, they do it from around 250 miles (~400 km) above the Earth's surface on board the International Space Station.

The accomplishments of the Apollo program did not only take humans farther than ever before, but they have prepared us to take humans even farther. Learn more about our plans to bring humans to the Moon, Mars and beyond with our Artemis program:

NASA Celebrates Apollo

This live program at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC highlights the success of America's space program as it met President Kennedy's challenge of putting a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s. Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 Commander, who was the first person to set foot on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, features prominently.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

Cisco Webex was crucial in reconnecting Apollo-era astronauts, mission control experts, satellite trackers, and recovery specialists during the Apollo 50th gala.

Stephanie Chan, Editorial Producer spoke with Javed Khan, VP/GM Webex onboard the USS Hornet to learn more about the event and our relationship with NASA.

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Moon Struck! Celebrating Apollo's 50th Anniversary (Live Public Talk)

Original air date: Thursday, July 11, 7pm PT

As part of the intense, decade-long effort that led to human footprints on the lunar surface, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory launched a series of robotic precursors to the Moon. It proved a formidable challenge — the first six missions failed, putting at risk the laboratory’s ambitions to explore the solar system.

Meanwhile, Caltech — which operates JPL for NASA — established a laboratory in the mid-1960s to help develop the new techniques that would be needed for analyzing lunar samples. And once the Apollo 11 Moon rocks were on the ground, the Caltech researchers raced to contribute to the first stunning scientific results NASA shared with the world.

This event will focus on understanding the supporting roles these institutions played in one of humanity's greatest achievements, and consider what might lie ahead in exploring the Moon. Take a journey back in time to learn how JPL found its way to success in the early days of the space race and how both Caltech and JPL have contributed to exploring and understanding our nearest celestial neighbor.

Host: Preston Dyches
Speaker(s): Blaine Baggett, JPL Fellow and Emmy award-winning producer; Arden Albee, Caltech Professor of Geology and Planetary Science, Emeritus; John Casani, JPL veteran engineer of the Ranger and Surveyor era

“The Spirit of Apollo” - A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 8 Mission to the Moon

This month marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 8 mission, which was the first to bring humans to another world as they orbited the Moon on Christmas Eve, 1968.

To commemorate this historic event in human spaceflight and NASA’s history, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will present “Spirit of Apollo,” a program celebrating the milestone Apollo 8 mission, which brought humanity together and pushed the limits of exploration.

The event took place at 8 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Washington National Cathedral.

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Apollo 11: Landing on the Moon

On July 20, 1969, humans walked on another world for the first time in history, achieving the goal that President John F. Kennedy had set in 1961, before Americans had even orbited the Earth. After a landing that included dodging a lunar crater and boulder field just before touchdown, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the area around their lunar landing site for more than two hours.

When the lunar module landed at 4:17 p.m EDT, only 30 seconds of fuel remained. Armstrong radioed Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed. Mission control erupted in celebration as the tension breaks, and a controller tells the crew You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue, we're breathing again.

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Apollo 11: The final 13 minutes before the Moon landing - BBC News

The minutes before landing were tense, as connections frequently dropped out between the lunar module, Eagle, and mission control - and it was believed that fuel was running low.

Relive the tense moments as Neil Armstrong manually piloted Eagle towards the surface of the Moon.

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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Playlist

50 years ago, humans walked on the moon! Let's celebrate by watching some of our favorite videos about the Apollo missions.

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New Space Station Crew Launches on 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov launched aboard a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 20, 2019. They are scheduled to doc with the International Space Station a few hours later at 6:51 p.m. EDT (2251 GMT). -- Full Story:

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Neil Armstrong: NASA 50th Anniversary Gala

Neil Armstrong speaks at the AIAA 50th anniversary celebration for NASA on Sept. 24, 2008. Learn more at



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